A collegae of mine is involved in a working group regarding high care and high risk products, as part of the re-write for Issue 6. She asks her worldwide collegeas the following and I think that the forum members on this site, also will have interesting thoughts, ideas and suggestions. Please share your ideas on this forum regarding the following issue.
It seems that the current definitions in the standard and the expectations of the product that this applies to, and the procedures that should be in place differ from country to country and this had led to retailers visiting plants with a Grade A that have not met the requirements of the standard (in their opinion as some of their codes of practice put in products that are not really high risk).
Can you help me out with the following:-
1. What you believe is the meaning of High Care and High Risk?
2. Examples of the main products that are High Care (and why).
3. Examples of the main products that are High Risk (and why)
4. Controls and factory set up that you would expect for High Care (e.g changing rooms, filtered , temp controlled etc.)
5. Controls and factory set up that you would expect for High Risk (e.g changing rooms, filtered , temp controlled etc.)
6. Have you come across many factories that do not meet the requirements of the standard (I’m thinking that this may be picked up in pre-audits as the non-conformances that we raise do not suggest this)
I myself have troubles with the definition in the standard and do not always apply them. E.g. a small factory making ready to eat sandwiched should have a high care room, but this really does not fit the organisation. Only 5 persons working and doing everything by hand.
I am wondering for your explanations and experiences.
Edited by Madam A. D-tor, 22 February 2011 - 05:21 AM.